Australia Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Australia youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 8.29%, a 2.95% decline from 2021.
  • Australia youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 11.24%, a 2.97% decline from 2020.
  • Australia youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 14.21%, a 2.46% increase from 2019.
  • Australia youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 11.75%, a 0.03% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
New Caledonia 38.02%
French Polynesia 36.37%
Greece 30.05%
Spain 28.34%
Uruguay 27.58%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 27.20%
Barbados 24.49%
Italy 23.93%
Brunei 23.89%
Bahamas 23.85%
Saudi Arabia 23.77%
Sweden 20.68%
Panama 20.19%
Estonia 20.15%
Slovak Republic 19.30%
Cyprus 18.69%
Argentina 18.57%
Portugal 17.80%
France 17.75%
Croatia 17.56%
Luxembourg 17.54%
Chile 17.25%
Belgium 16.27%
Kuwait 15.38%
Channel Islands 14.79%
Finland 14.47%
Guam 13.64%
Latvia 13.20%
Puerto Rico 13.11%
Hong Kong 12.96%
Trinidad and Tobago 11.57%
Slovenia 11.09%
Lithuania 11.05%
Iceland 10.73%
Hungary 10.22%
Canada 10.01%
United Kingdom 9.94%
Norway 9.64%
Austria 9.40%
UAE 9.29%
New Zealand 9.23%
Ireland 9.15%
Denmark 8.78%
Poland 8.71%
Australia 8.29%
Malta 8.27%
United States 7.89%
Netherlands 7.79%
Oman 7.47%
Switzerland 7.37%
Czech Republic 7.08%
Macao 7.05%
South Korea 6.88%
Bahrain 6.63%
Singapore 6.12%
Israel 6.03%
Germany 5.75%
Japan 4.23%
Qatar 0.30%
Australia Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 8.29% -2.95%
2021 11.24% -2.97%
2020 14.21% 2.46%
2019 11.75% -0.03%
2018 11.79% -0.81%
2017 12.59% -0.04%
2016 12.63% -0.47%
2015 13.11% -0.20%
2014 13.31% 1.09%
2013 12.22% 0.50%
2012 11.71% 0.36%
2011 11.36% -0.18%
2010 11.53% 0.08%
2009 11.46% 2.65%
2008 8.81% -0.56%
2007 9.36% -0.66%
2006 10.02% -0.58%
2005 10.60% -0.75%
2004 11.36% -0.60%
2003 11.96% -0.83%
2002 12.79% -0.67%
2001 13.46% 1.38%
2000 12.08% -1.02%
1999 13.10% -1.36%
1998 14.46% -1.37%
1997 15.84% 0.18%
1996 15.65% 0.46%
1995 15.20% -1.67%
1994 16.87% -1.66%
1993 18.53% -0.74%
1992 19.27% 1.79%
1991 17.47% 1.79%